Martinsville, Virginia


Blue Jeans & Bling 2023

By: John Phillips, President, Board of Directors Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society

September 20, 2023


Get your tickets now - This event always sells out!

Join the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society for its annual and largest fundraiser, Blue Jeans & Bling, on Saturday, October 7, 2023, on the beautiful Historic Henry County Courthouse Plaza! Wear your most comfortable blue jeans and your most shiny bling while eating delicious dinner prepared by Hugo's Restaurant & Sports Bar, listening to music by Will Zimmer, and bidding on fabulous items donated by local businesses and individuals at our silent auction.

Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Each ticket includes two beverages of wine or beer; cash bar available. The bar and silent auction will open at 6:00 P.M., with dinner being served at 6:30 P.M. Tickets may be purchased from any Board Member, at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum Tuesdays-Fridays 1:00-4:00 P.M., by calling 276-403-5361, by emailing, or by contacting Chair Ann Martin at 276-340-9638.

Proceeds of the event will allow us to continue offering our monthly lecture series and Founders’ Day, welcoming classroom and home school field trips, and maintaining the Historic Henry County Courthouse along with our corporate partners, Carter Bank & Trust and The Lester Group. Blue Jeans & Bling 2023 is being held in October in celebration of October as Local History Month in Virginia.

PARTNERS NEEDED for "Trick-or-Treat at the Old Courthouse"

Businesses, Clubs, Groups, Individuals, Organizations: We have plenty of room on our beautiful brick plaza and invite you to join us for Trick-or-Treat at the Old Courthouse. You must provide your own candy/handouts and set-up and are encouraged to dress in costume. Those participating will be advertised on social media and in news releases. Please notify John Phillips ( of your intent to participate. Visit our Facebook event page at